New Publication – Students at the Center: Insights and Implications of Authentic, 5E Instruction in High School Language Arts
Dr. Heddy has published an article in Frontiers in Education titled Students at the Center: Insights and Implications of Authentic, 5E Instruction in High School Language Arts, along with Gage Jeter of University of Florida, Jane Baber, Scott Wilson and Leslie Williams of University of Oklahoma, Linda Atkinson, Sharon Dean and Gregg Garn, Lewis, C. and Stroukoff, A.
This paper explores the 5E model of lesson design (engage, explore, explain, extend, evaluate) in English Language Arts (ELA) classrooms in consideration of an authentic teaching and learning framework. This quasi-experimental pre and post-intervention study centers on student motivation and academic emotions regarding direct instruction in comparison to an authentic, 5E lesson. When comparing pre and post conditions across two types of instructional methods (direct instruction and authentic, 5E lessons), findings suggest students are less interested and more bored when participating in direct instruction experiences. Moreover, academic pressure increased in the authentic group while classroom mastery decreased.